1999 - Nike Vis Uptempo
Notable player: Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning
If you haven't noticed, signature kicks typically get the most attention from designers and fans alike but in '99 with Mike out the game, the best post-season sneakers were GRs. The Vis Zoom Uptempos weren't anyone's specific sneaker when they dropped, but you know Nike was gonna lace 'Zo and Ewing (and Shareef Abdur-Rahim) proper. The visible Zoom Air units set these off correct and were a favorite among all type of players and it was a shoe even old G-Town frenemies could agree on.